TVA Announces 2018 Carbon Reduction Award Winners

Friday, November 9, 2018

The Tennessee Valley Authority released on Friday the names of the businesses who earned this year’s TVA Carbon Reduction Award for businesses served by local power companies.

The new award recognizes businesses who had the lowest carbon emission rates in calendar year 2017 as well as companies with the largest year-over-year carbon emission improvement for 2016-2017.

“TVA cares about the environment and we want to recognize Valley businesses who share our commitment to improve air quality and the health of our communities,” said Dan Pratt, TVA vice president of Customer Delivery. “These businesses have not only lowered their own as-delivered carbon rates, but their actions have also helped to lower TVA’s system carbon rate as a whole, which is good for all who live in the Valley.”

Pratt explains that TVA continues to provide its customers with a combination of price and carbon content, attracting capital investment to the Valley and powering a strong clean energy economy. The award recognizes TVA’s partnership with those businesses who go above and beyond to make a significant difference in their carbon emissions each year.

“Businesses with low carbon footprints are assets to their communities because they have made a commitment to making a positive impact to improving the environment,” Mr. Pratt said.

This year’s recipients, and the LPC that serves them, are:

Lowest Carbon Emissions Category Winners

  • Archer Daniels Midland Company, Gallatin, Tn. (Memphis Light, Gas and Water Divisions)
  • Florim USA, Inc., Clarksville, Tn. (Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation)
  • Grupo Antolin Kentucky, Hopkinsville, Ky. (Pennyrile RECC)
  • Insteel Wire Products, Gallatin, Tn. (Gallatin Department of Electricity)
  • Metro Water Services, Nashville, Tn. (Nashville Electric Service)
  • Mississippi State University, Starkville, Ms. (Starkville Utilities)
  • Enbridge, Inc., Summer Shade, Ky. (Tri-County Electric Membership Corporation)

Most Improved Carbon Emissions Category Winners

  • CBC INGS America LLC, Muscle Shoals, Al. (Muscle Shoals Electric Board)
  • ES Robbins Corporation, Muscle Shoals, Al. (Muscle Shoals Electric Board)
  • Lhoist North America of Tennessee, Inc., Crab Orchard, Tn. (Volunteer Energy Cooperative)
  • Magotteaux Inc., Pulaski, Tn. (Pulaski Electric System)
  • Roxul USA, Inc., Byhalia, Ms. (Northcentral Mississippi Electric Power Association)
  • Shaw Industries, Decatur, Tn. (Volunteer Energy Cooperative)
  • Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tn. (Nashville Electric Service)
  • The Pictsweet Company, Bells, Tn. (Gibson Electric Membership Cooperative)

According to Mr. Pratt, TVA carbon dioxide emissions are down 47 percent and are on track to be about 60 percent below 2005 levels before 2020 – that is about twice as much as the U.S. energy industry as a whole for the same time period. This performance has also helped make the region’s air quality better now than when measurements began in the 1970s.

“We could not have achieved these reductions alone. It takes a team of TVA, local power companies and Valley industries who are committed to reduce carbon emissions,” he said.


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